Article Archive

Flying Blind in Egypt

Cairo’s counter-intelligence has left U.S. policymakers in the dark.

August 28, 2013

How al-Qaeda Succeeded Last Week

Even the threat of terror attacks was enough to shut down U.S. embassies—and reveal a fearful Washington.

August 14, 2013

Who Can Control Israel’s Arms Dealers?

Turkey too resells American weapons and military secrets for a profit—and that’s a loss to our security.

August 1, 2013

Edward Snowden Is No Traitor

Why treason charges against the NSA whistleblower don’t hold up

July 16, 2013

How America Eavesdrops on Allies

The NSA’s global surveillance power is unmatched—and even our friends are uneasy.

July 5, 2013

Turkish Spring

The CIA and State Department were caught flatfooted by protests against the Erdogan government.

June 26, 2013

Pope Francis and the Vatican’s ‘Gay Lobby’

The pontiff wasn’t referring to sex and blackmail, but a subculture of corruption within the Holy See.

June 18, 2013

Paul Wolfowitz’s Iran Connection

Was the Iraq War’s architect getting advice from an agent of the Islamic Republic?

June 5, 2013

Spycraft in Moscow

The wigs may seem silly, but Moscow’s exposure of CIA espionage is serious business.

May 21, 2013

CIA Pays the Potentate

Afghanistan’s problems can’t be solved by bribing President Karzai

May 7, 2013

Drones for “Regime Protection”

The CIA’s insurance plan for Karzai and Maliki—and what it means for Syria

May 1, 2013

A Necessary Reckoning With Torture

The Constitution Project’s report on detainee treatment is but a first step toward the truth—and reclaiming our national honor.

April 23, 2013

Turkey Cracks the Whip

If Netanyahu wants rapprochement with Ankara, he must do more than apologize for the Mavi Marmara killings

March 29, 2013

Sex and the CIA

Spies aren’t apt to be philanderers—even if there are plenty of both at the Agency.

March 13, 2013

Gulf States Buy Egyptian Riots

Is Saudi money undermining Cairo’s Morsi government?

March 8, 2013

Who’s Turning Syria’s Civil War Into a Jihad?

The West, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia all have their own angles in the conflict

February 28, 2013

CIA After the War on Terror

John Brennan knows there’s more to intelligence than drones.

February 14, 2013

A Critical Look at Rand Paul

He’s made his foreign-policy speech, but what does the senator’s record show?

February 7, 2013

Drone Doubts at the CIA

A report on the post-Petraeus CIA and jihadist “refugees” in Turkey.

January 21, 2013